The online groundswell of support for Amit Gupta has been nothing short of amazing.
Countless tweets, tumbles, stumbles, blog posts and Facebook updates later, awareness of Amit’s battle with leukemia has spread across the internet.
Increasing awareness is great and important. But it’s not enough.
Tweets alone won’t cure Amit.
The doctors can’t inject Facebook posts into Amit to save him.
Blog posts aren’t bone marrow.
Amit needs a bone marrow match and time is running out.
South Asians are severely underrepresented in the bone marrow registry.
Amit needs you to swab your cheek with a free test kit.
Getting tested involves a simple cheek swab and about 5 minutes, but it takes a while to process. The registry needs your kit before Nov 30 to help Amit.
When the kit comes, take it ASAP and send it back in.2. Forward this link to your Indian and South Asian friends.We need to get more people tested. Forward this message to your Indian, Pakistani and other south asian friends.Time is running out: Amit needs a transfusion by the end of the month, so we need your help right away! There’s no time to delay.Thank you so much for helping. Amit’s mother, father, and brother thank you. And anyone who has ever needed help from a stranger will thank you.
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All the details and ways you can help are at amitguptaneedsyou.com.
Please act now. The registry needs your kit before Nov 30 to help Amit.